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is george gooding. i represent the college for san francisco neighborhoods. i would like to speak for a moment. now that the election proposition b has concluded, it is time to take a closer look at the results and what the numbers really mean. the coalition for san francisco neighborhoods representing 46 groups, the more than 25 additional organizations and is over 85,000 citizens have voted no on proposition b deeply love their parks, including people from conservative, moderate and progressive backgrounds. these people are joined together in their deep concern for the management of their park system. according to yesterday's sf examiner, the proponent spent over 950,000 promoting the bomb, the highest expenditure involving local propositions, over 100 times greater than mere funding spent by the no amb. in fact, yes amb spent 4 cents a vote compared to 10 cents a vote sent by no on b. despite this lopsided expenditure, if we compare to the 2008 bond it only managed to increase margin of support by less than half a percent. why did this extraordinary campaign funding difference
of commitments to-date-560,000 craft hours. and you can see here that san francisco labor still continues to hold at 20% throughout the project. these are just counting the utility hours and transit center construction hours. and again, there is that number, over a thousand craft jobs over the course of the start of the transit center work and utility work. if i can answer any questions? all right. thank you. >> thank you, directors, that concludes my report. >> thank you. can we move on to the next item, please? >> yes item 6 is public comment, can which an opportunity for members of public to address the authority on matters that are not on today's calendar and gilbert deanza would like to address you. >> if there are any other members who wish to speak, if you could stand and speak after gilbert, thank you. >> good morning. madame chairman, board, maria, i am here to talk about the carpenters agreement with john o'connell. we recently signed an mou stating that the carpenter's union will hire students graduating from the john o'connell program. i am also a graduate of john o'connell and i
been better used to find out why this gay man, who was a city employee at san francisco general hospital, and he worked side by side with me, why the city has actively in my opinion blunted any inquiry into his death. and i would urge that the owners of this bar do the public service by asking why any supervisor for this district so far has refuetzd to step forward and ask what happened to joseph malison, why was this gay man in my opinion bullied and forced to die a gruesome death while a city employee. it's been 13 years and some people i know down in new orleans said that there's such a thing as a curse and maybe the curse of joe might be one of the reasons why the gay community has not been flourishing during the last 13 years. thank you. >> next speaker, is there anyone else who would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, can we move this forward without objection? >> item 5 is an ordinance amending the health code to prohibit smoking at certain outdoor events. >> thank you, colleagues, i am the sponsor of this item. i am urging your suppor
last friday, and to remember the 45 people in the city of san francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. this commission is dedicated to reduce gun violence in the city of san francisco. we ask everybody in the san francisco community to join us and the dedicated members of the san francisco police department to fight gun violence in this city. thank you and good night. >> do i have a motion for adjournment? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much, commissioners. (meeting adjourned).good mor the local agency formation commission as a joint meeting with the public utilities commission. my name is chair avalos, john avalos chair of the lafco. i am joined by other lafco members, commissioner olague and commissioner pimentel. this is a joint committee so i will pass on the mic on our chair from the public utilities commission. >> yes, art torres member of puc and other members. thank you very much for being here. we make a very legionary and strong quorum on this rainy day. >> okay. >> and of course our general manager is here as wel
the opposite? if i had a summer home in san francisco and a winter home in hell, i'd spend all my summers in my winter home. thank you. >> thank you. is there anyone else who did not speak under item number 4 that would like to speak on item 9, this is a continuation of that item. i can't -- at this point, could you -- if you could wait until after this item, please. >> this is public comment, is it? >> and you made public comment on item number 4. >> excuse me, ma'am, i would like to comment -- >> that's not the system. it's basically you get 3 minutes to comment under general public comment and we heard your general public comment and we appreciate it and we heard other public comment. there isn't a series of comments on other people's comments. if you have something that you want -- you had three minutes under general public comment. that's the subject matter. i'm sorry to do that but that's the rules and we have to apply them to everybody equally, if we show any favoritism to all, we have to show it to all and the rule is not proper. send us something in writing and let us know, thank you.
conference with the csba in san francisco. were there other things that people needed to report? commissioner norton? >> i just want to recognize commissioner wynns, which we sort of do earlier in the meeting. it was her conference for csba. it was a great conference and learned a lot. at the january 8th meeting we're going to try to show the video shown at the delegate assembly, honoring commissioner wynns and we're endeavoring to get that from csba. you also gave a great speech and i don't know if you have the text, that you could share with board members because was a greater speech. thank you. >> any other reports? seeing none, item t. report of closed session actions. this is a closed session action of december 12th, 2012 the board of education approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent y yes, the program of one program administrator and one supervisor. in the matter of bs versus sfusd. [ laughter ] sorry. the board of education by a vote of 6 ayes and one absent, yee, who didn't deal with bs, [ laughter ] authorized the district to attempt to negotiate a settlement of specified te
away in 1998, not only the president of his own san francisco-based company, but an urban conservationist who made his mark on a ridge route on a rocky ridge in telegraph hill that the city had once considered unusable. mr. early single handedly created a spot of greenery that is now named for him the jack e. early park and for his efforts he won an award from san francisco beautiful and was nominated for environmental prize by friends of the urban forest. when mr. early passed in 1998 he bequested five large evergreen trees to the city and those trees were planted at washington square park in may of last year. this legislation again would allow us to accept a gift of this plaque to really commemorate his efforts and what he was able to do to create some greenery in one of the densest and least green spaces in san francisco. >> thank you. so, if there are no questions, let's open it for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. so, colleagues, can we move this forward without objection? thank you. and,
at the age of 83 years old. he has important history here in san francisco. he was the founder and former publisher editor of the san francisco" nx based philippe news. he and the philippine news have played a major role in the growing visibility and activism an outspoken critic of the late president marcos and despite bribes from the administration he continued to fiercely expose the human rights violations of the dictator. seven kids in the sunset and produced the philippine news from their headquarters south of market to become the most read filipino newspaper in the united states with circulation of 120,000. he's founding chairperson of national federation of philippine american association, been a voice for immigrants rights, farm workers struggle and -- equity for over five decades. last month he received a lifetime achievement award from the filipino-american press club. he is survived by his wife and seven kids. >> clerk calvillo: thank you, supervisor avalos. supervisor mar. >> supervisor mar: thank you. i first wanted to ask if we could -- meeting in memorium for fay bingham. sh
supervisor supervisors. i am from the san francisco police department. they have filed an application with the city and on cite beer premseses for 748 innes avenue. for the purpose of this hearing the california department of alcohol and beverage control seeks determination from the board of supervisors as to the approval or denial of this license. from the period of july 2011 through january 2012 there were no police calls for service, nor any police reports. the plat information located in here and 354 police actions for the calendar year 2010. the pemz premises is located in a high crime area and sensus track listed here. applicant premises is not located in undue concentration area. there are no record protests with the california department of alcohol and beverage control and also no records of support with the department of the california alcohol and beverage control. department of recreation. there is no opposition from the station. alu recommends approval and recommended to the california alcohol and beverage control. number one, sales, service and consumption of alcoho
on the san francisco public utilities commission and for the education plans for the choice aggregation and cleanpower sf program. >> okay. very good. colleagues it's a really as president torres as said it's a momentous occasion, historic occasion we had. we improved our relationship with shell and the allocation for the cleanpower sf and we're looking how the power can be maximized in the next year as we in fact the process of enrollment. i've actually believe that the timing of this could not be anymore -- anymore important to do today because of our global climate change that is happening, and i believe that we're seeing -- actually on the way here today i was listening to the radio. there was a report on democracy now that a portion of our artic ice about the size of the united states of america had melted this year which is significant to really alter what the temperature of the ocean is and we're seeing what really the impact of -- every year we're seeing dramatic examples of climate change and hurricane sandy being one of them. we're also seeing around the world real demogr
screened to go through the program and i am thrilled to tell you san francisco is one of two counties in the state doing this program. we are gathering data from the beginning and we will have good information to share with you what is going on, so these are three major things that happened in the last year that i am most proud of the work that family violence council has done and all of the community agencies have come together. thank you very much. >> so i will touch on some of the trends and recommendations that we're seeing from the domestic violence perspective. domestic violence has been worked on much longer in san francisco at a policy level and you will see that reflected in the numbers, but again when you combine elder abuse and child abuse and domestic violence it's san francisco's most reported crime, family violence. so you will see that still the majority of the calls that are coming in -- thank you -- come in to the community. as many of you know, and as the president of the police commission said it's rarely the first time by the time the police are called or there
far beyond the neighborhood to include the larger sphere of san francisco. in 1963, jordan became the first african american to campaign for mayor of san francisco, running on a progressive platform of social justice and racial equality. the bar was a centerpiece of jordan's neighborhood community building activities and he reviedd in the upstairs unit for nearly 50 years. jordan was known locally as the mayor of butcher town, which was the historic name for the area immediately surrounding the bar. his efforts to establish a place of community and legacy within the bayview area continues for which he is known to this day. the bar continues to be operated by the jordan family, who are here today, who support the land mark designation. this concludes my presentation, if you have any questions. >> thank you. supervisor cohen? >> i think that's it. >> let's open this up for public comment. did you want to acknowledge the family members? >> yes. >> let's open this up for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? >> i went to the chase bank to gi
of mr. bradford he was the first african america meal after the san francisco sheriff's department and he was born in blight california and came to san francisco in 1955 he seived regularly in the united states army and korean war and is the father of three children two sons and one dear and i send my condole lenses out to his family he was one of my sunday schoolteachers growing up and brang donuts holes to class and making the subject matter very interesting and enjoyable and i grew up with his grandchildren and it's a great loss that san francisco has suffered in losing mr. bradford and so iggs again colleagues i hope to close out the board in his memory and this is the memory of mr. bradford. >> thank you ms. cohen. mr. chu. >>? mr. campos, thank you mr. clerk i have a numb of number of items and the first is authorizing the-off real estate for 17th and folsome street park project and i also have a memoriam for man we will spain rod drying guess and he was one of the district's most colorful andby loved artist and is with robert crumb influenced generations of cartoonists
like to thank the treasure of city of san francisco and his staff for working with my office specifically with seela in my office as well as gene and aleck alexander from the city attorney's office and i so i asks for your support of this ordinance. >> colleagues with ecan we take this item same time same call. >> this item is passed item 12. >>> >>> item 12 is finding the -- monitoring and reporting program relating to the fund of bridge project in aal a immediatee county. >> same house same call this resolution is adopted item 13, item 13 is establishing the appropriation limits for fiscal year 13 pursuant to. >> same call this resolution is adopted. >>> item 13 is the resident luke authorizing south of market communicate stablization and to expend fund dollars in the amounts of 770,000,. >> same house same call this resident luke is adopted. item 15 is a tax resident luxe by the finances authority for none procrastinate and not authority not no exceed 33 million and to finances owned by san francisco friends school school. same call. without objection this
don't always agree on everything but we do have one thing in common we want san francisco to educate to house and to take care of it's own no matter what side of the aisle no matter what your social economic increase level, it's always san francisco first with him and i think that is really whats important. that is one thing that i take away with my service with him is he has always offered to advise either whether it was unsolicited i has always overed advise even when it was unsolicited and it has been very interesting too to observe him and how he waved his irish cult tram pride into everything that he does and he certainly does in my eyes and planted a seed of interest i look forward on the next trip to ireland -- hint hint whoever is organizing that and it has also been very beautiful to watch his relationship with his wife jennifer johnson grow it's been a privilege watch but i didn't watch michael be conceived but i did watch him grow but to know that they were two separate entities that came to be and i think the role of jennifer she was also very helpful in helping me make t
for a communication system in san francisco and if you look at what happens with the public access channel it's obvious that we need it and comcast isn't going to give us the access content and opportunities for the community that we really need so please do. i know you have a long list but please add that to the list. thanks. >> thank you. anyone else? okay. seeing none public comment is closed, so what i would say -- i would direct staff to work with me and drafting a res diewgz that we would bring to the commission at our next meeting that outlines all of these issues and makes some suggestion for how to proceed with respect to them. commissioner avalos. >> yes. i would like to just kind of tap into that process as well. i mean you can take the lead but i want -- >> and in fact i'm -- i know that my staff would appreciate this. i am happy if you want to take the lead commissioner. >> let's do that, so germ me pollack in my office will be staffing on that and we will work together in putting a resolution together. i do want to look at what was done in the past around fiber and commu
and to finances owned by san francisco friends school school. same call. without objection this item is adopted. >> retroactively to accept the grands of in the apt 2,050,000 and to source 100% of san francisco's electrical demand of electrical source through june 2013. >> same house same call this resident luke is adopted. >> item 1317. item 17 is acceptance and an extension grant in the amount of 650,000 -- for a grant period of april 212012 to march 312014. >> same house same call. this resident luke is adopted next item. >> item 18 is to improve the wave revenue bonds and aggregate principles amount not to exceed 250 million pursuant to the charter. >> same house same call. >> this resident luxe is adopted. >>> item 19. >> item 19 is approval for the grant application for continued develop of grant care program and approval produce and for the annual and recurring grants of 5 million or more. >> same house same call without objection this resolution is adopted. >> item 20 is authored to september an extended grant from the san francisco parks for the design and introd
-american community across the country as well as san francisco. i'm -- you know what i do for a living. i'm a homeless advocate. i advocate for homeless people and clifford hoosier has been coming to my center for two years now and a immigrant from sierra leon. if he returns to his home he will be killed. he is requesting asylum here in san francisco. he hasn't gotten s he is not here illegal. he's a harvard graduate as well. next year january 31 and i just been coming to city hall to try to get support for him as well, and that's pretty much all i have to sai. i would like him to speak for himself. >> i want to thank the commission for its work. this is my second time appearing at city hall. the first time i had the opportunity again to witness a session like this, and i want to thank everybody. i want to thank supervisor olague. i have read much about the commission work from the examiner, the san francisco examiner. like jamal and my case manager. i see supervisor mar and supervisor campos and i have been reading about san francisco and all about its developments on the san
think this may be the most beautiful vista vantage points not just in san francisco, but in the entire world. and thank you for being part of it. (applause) >> thank you very much, president chiu. and now it is my honor to introduce the president of our port commission. here today with former supervisor and current port commissioner leslie katz, president doreen has been a great inspiration for our port. she sits on a number of very important boards in the city, and yet has worked tirelessly on our behalf. and, so, please join me in welcoming president doreen wuho. (applause) >> hello, good afternoon. and i'm really here to thank everybody on behalf of the port commission. i haven't been on the commission that long. i know this project started many, many years ago. but as i've learned on the commission, these projects do take a long time. there is a lot of money involved and there is a tremendous partnership. and you heard all the departments that are mentioned. but i'm also here to thank i guess the previous leaders besides our mayor here. we had mayor brown, mayor newsome, but we als
in san francisco will be held at the omega boys club on tennessee street. this is a billboard which will go up very shortly. we're going to do what we can to get some disbuns off the street. >> thank you. commissioner chan. >> good evening i am angela chan and at the manager attorney at the program and work on access and immigrant issues and worked on domestic violence issues and i am excited to be here tonight for this historic joint meeting. >> and i am sharing a seat with my colleague here. hello i am susie loftus and the chief operating center of wellness and a center in bay view designed to change outcomes to kids and looking at trauma violence. i was a produce cuter here in san francisco and i served as at the attorney general's office. we are raising three girls in the city. native san franciscan and i am happy we are brought together to shine a light on what we have done and what we need to do. >> good evening. i am julie turman and i have been on the police commission for a we're and a half and i'm a labor and employment attorney. i am excited to be here this eveni
>> you're watching quick bite, the show that has san francisco. ♪ >> we're here at one of the many food centric districts of san francisco, the 18th street corridor which locals have affectionately dubbed the castro. a cross between castro and gastronomic. the bakery, pizza, and dolores park cafe, there is no end in sight for the mouth watering food options here. adding to the culinary delights is the family of business he which includes skylight creamery, skylight and the 18 raisin. >> skylight market has been here since 1940. it's been in the family since 1964. his father and uncle bought the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market. he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come. he created community through food. so, we designed our community as having three parts we like to draw as a triangle where it's comprised of our producers that make the food, our staff, those who sell it, and our guests who come and buy and eat the food. and we really feel that
of the neighborhood. that is my hope. >> is such a beautiful addition to our public art in san francisco. thank you for joining us. it was nice to meet you. and thank you for telling us about your beautiful mural. thanks for watching "culturewire." >> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart o
by commissioner murase or mendoza. >> whereas san francisco became the birth place of the united nations with the signing of the u.n. charter at the war memorial veterans building in 1945 and annually december 10th marks international human rights day to celebrate the universal declaration of human rights, the first achievement. united nations. and whereas the san francisco-based foundation founded by the legendary rock band the grateful dead has advanced education about the universal declaration of human rights among youth and adults called the world it's could be." and whereas by delivering human rights curriculum to the creative arts the groundbreaking curriculum is designed to engage youth, inspire learning and critical thinking and positive social interaction, encourage youth who are often marginalized due to learning or physical differences to enjoy participation in school-wide events, engage the broader community to celebrate accomplishments of youth and showcase the importance and value of creative arts to personal development and vibrant culture. providing collaboration opportun
and different types of housing as we're facing the -- continue to face the issue of san francisco no longer being an affordable place for so many san franciscans. i had the opportunity to visit with my staff. one of the microunits as they're called, and the units that i visited were actually a little bit larger than what's being proposed here, over 200 square feet. and one of the things that struck me is the fact that even though they do maximum the use of the space, that you're still talking about very small units units that we saw, you were talking about these units potentially being rented at $1500 a month, which is not a lot of space for $1500. so that kind of goes to the crux of my concern, which is, as we're building these microunits, are we, in a way, creating or exacerbating the problem by setting pretty high bar in terms of how expensive housing is. if a 230 square feet unit is going to rent for $1500, what does that do to the rest of the places in san francisco. that is the concern. because of that concern, if we had the first item, item 15, being presented to us on its own, i wou
's oppose this proposed ban. it's far too reaching and will change in san francisco and gent triifiy it forever. >> thank you. thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i am ron and an artist in san francisco. i have been here over 20 years and on and off since i was ten, and there has been a lot of speech about people avoiding the castro, but there hasn't been talk about the people that have chosen to live in the castro and drawn to the castro because of the fabric and character of the city which is an element of that is the nudity. the ban also is too broad. there needs to be a different solution to handle the complaints, so when i have a show in the castro that deals specifically with body image and body shame and human existence there are elements of that show that are going to be limited by a band that is too broad. people including my mother were thrilled when she came to san francisco and saw there were naked people wandering through. i don't think that my mother is that liberal, but every once in a while she sees something like that and it's why she also loves san francisco, so t
's what we do in san francisco. it's how we represent ourselves. it's how my pride in being the mayor, i get to join the other u.s. conference of mar and talk proudly of our diversity in this city, and how it helps me run this city. * mayors and now for lesbian, gay, and transgender individuals to take up the responsibilities and have the responsibility of other people's lives that they are responsible for in their official capacities, this would make mayor moscone and supervisor milk very proud of us. and in the week, perhaps less than a week, we have another historic opportunity for this country as we take up this opportunity of hopefully, we join together to see that marriage equality becomes the law of this land. [cheering and applauding] >> we have that opportunity to do so. and i think everybody who holds office or holds an appointed position in the city is proud to see this diversity. this is what we have worked so hard, so many struggles. and we still remind ourselves of the night of the assassination and what had occurred and how this city was so divided. i believe now that the
that we have been doing together for quite some time, and the progress that san francisco has made over the last 12 years for sure, and certainly even before that, so we're honored to be here. i am beverly upton and proud to be the executive director of the consortium and made up of 17 service providers based in san francisco and my job is to amplify those voices and those who they serve at tables like this at city hall and the state capitol and it's an honor and i am proud to be here. >> good evening i am kathy baxter and work for the child a abuse council and housed over on wallace street. i start the 36 years ago. i like to tell people i started as a toddler but not many people believe that. we started to raise awareness around child abuse and a grant from dr. moases and chief of pediatrics and the rosen during foundation and at that time in 1976 no one talked about it. we didn't have a system. we tried to get our public agencies together to work together so over these last 36 years we really created an amazing system but what i learned about five years ago we had a whole anoth
. >> i think this is the kind city of san francisco-sfgtv. recreation and park commission meeting. (meeting will commence shortly) just insiste. >> we're back on the record, commissioners. do i have a motion with reference to line item no. 8, which is to vote whether to disclose any or all items. >> move nondisclosure. >> second. >> all in favor. >> before we move into the last item of adjournment, inspector monroe you were going it make an anoupsment regarding the january meetings. >> we will be dark january 2 r*pbd and hold open meetings on january 9, 23 and 30. >> thank you very much. ladies and gentlemen, as we move into line item no. 9 i'm going to turn this over to commissioner kingsley. >> we are closing this commission meeting this evening, the last of the year for 2012, with a few moments to remember the 28 victims of gun violence in newtown, connecticut last friday, and to remember the 45 people in the city of san francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. this commission is dedicated to reduce gun violence in the city of san francisco. we ask everybody in
of that training. as the mayor said here in san francisco, we have also trained to that standard. and as we're going through a high right now where we'll pick up a thousand police officers over the next six years, they, too, will be trained to that standard. * hire we've developed a crisis management handbook that's online and the link has been sent to every school in san francisco so that they can refresh their training on secure in place. there is a time to evacuate and then there's a time to stay put, wait as it was said in the media, to wait for the good guys. so, they did that in sandy hook and it saved lives. we will do that exact same thing should that event happen at any point in san francisco, and we're going to train so that that's the case for as long into the future as we can see to keep our kids safe. i, like supervisor cohen, want to applaud the mayor's leadership on this, to identify the most lethal ammunition, and to have allow the citizens to allow the police department to maintain the database. being the first city in the country to make that ammunition illegal as you wil
that epitomizes what the mayor is doing to bring folks together to make san francisco a better place. i want to thank him for his leadership. the leadership on the ground, i think a lot of it is coming from the mta board. but the ground that i'm literally standing on here is ground that used to be here for vehicles, and now it's here for people, for people to walk, to sit, to enjoy. making those decisions are sometimes difficult. they're sometimes controversial. there are trade-offs involved. but we have a very strong board of directors at the mta that has been making these decisions to repurpose, to rethink our rights-of-way, to reorient them back towards pedestrians, to make it safer for pedestrians, to narrow streets so that the crossing distances are shorter, and to really focus on the safety aspects of improving our public rights-of-way. so, i'm happy to have one of my boss as a member of the mta board of directors, jerry lee. >> thank you, thank you. i know that when i speak on behalf of the board of directors, we're really encouraged of the efforts that we're involved with in terms of
with to expand our trade zone and so we are now covering san francisco, san matt at a yo and county and contra costa county and so i would like to commend our staff to invigorating our trade zone is that has been around for a long license time so much so that we got you aian award for it. next, i'll like to mention that we have received our second award on our brand new cruise ship term flail that has not been constructed or yet and it's a shot in the arm really i wish they would have given us that and we have been awarded by crews critic which, is an interactive community belong for people who are travelers in the crudes industry and they have picked san francisco as their 2012 united states port on the basis of it being one of the most beautiful city's in the america to sail into and we can all say well do and strainings has been a long contenter for the united states ports but the state-of-the-art crews terminal with site seeings and easy to access air service pus put it over the top and so we are gratified by that award and our thanks to san francisco travel to make sure that we are alway
guns off of out of hands of folks. not just in the southeast neighborhood, but all across san francisco. and i think we have a collective understanding that there is a growing awareness on the part of san franciscans about the need to do more to address gun violence and to believe -- and i believe that there is a desire for us as elected officials to take greater steps in implementing institutional solutions to these issues. * these weapons and this ammunition over here to my right don't belong in the hands of san francisco and online suppliers, online suppliers have an obligation to disclose to law enforcement officers information about residents buying large amounts of this lethal ammunition. i just want to say thank you for being here. i look forward to introducing this legislation. as soon as we hit the ground running in january. i appreciate your support, mr. mayor, and i look forward to continuing to working together. thank you. * >> thank you, supervisor. chief has been a great partner in not only law enforcement, with ideas of what else we could do. * chief sur i'm going to ask
. as an arts -- he was vocal in support of the arts. he was a strong supporter of the san francisco symphony and american conservatory theater upon he is described as a radio legend with a lot of passion and he will be dearly missed by many in the bay area. colleagues i have an item to announce a pilot program in district 3. as you will remember in this year's budget each district was allocated $100,000 in discretionary funding to be decided by a district supervisor for one-time expenditures that don't constitute ongoing neighborly costs. as i thought about how these funds should be used in my district i was intrigued by a model of -- participatory budgeting. participatory budget is a civic engagement proddle that involv involves -- making decision on fund. after being started in the city of porto al egg gray in brazil the process has beenx$jpm adopy 1500 cities and municipalities worldwide including by several municipal awards in chicago and new york. today i'm launching a participatory budgeting pilot program to give residents the power to decide how to use this discretionary funding. my
on proposed projects. i'm interested in bringing participatory budgeting to san francisco because increased civic participation will help make our city -- allow our city to make better investments in our neighborhoods and empower residents to get involved in our democratic process. colleagues if you haven't get figured out how to spend your discretionary funds i invite you to join us. i look forward to working with our partners and the public to create a vibrant and effective budgeting process. the last item i want to mention is a resolution that i will be cosponsoring with supervisor farrell, urging the national park service to abandon plans to locate the alcatraz ferry service at fort mason pier and move it out of my district in fisherman's wharf. supervisor farrell will speak more broadly about this but at this time over 1.4 million people visit alcatraz island from the existing ferry site in fisherman's wharf in my district which is a commercial district that absorbs close to most of the 16 million tourists that visit san francisco. contrast that with the residential neighborhood of the
and happy new year. we're going to celebrate filipino-american history month in san francisco by doing what mayors always do, especially after being solely instructed by hydra as our education advisor to present the proclamation declaring the month of oct filipino-american month in san francisco. come on up here. get up here, so everybody can take a picture here. if i may, i just wanted to say something as well. you know, there are many streets of our great, great city and everybody i think is now enjoying so many of the neighborhoods that are rising up. but there have been neighborhoods like desoma and the excelsior, critical names of streets that we named after filipinos who really served our city and country in a fabulous way. i want to make sure that people remember that. because it's part of our history. so let me say some of them that many of you in the room know, but a lot of our people don't know that. you ever see the names? (listing names ) if you were really smart and if you are as smart as hydra wants everybody to be in san francisco, because of her board of education work, you
still able to sub survive in san francisco today. just as i was standing there in total awe and amazement, two tourists, i believe a couple speaking german, were starting to come down the stairs from the top and noticed the coyote and stopped dead in their tracks and they gripped each other's arms when they realized what they were seeing and there were tears in their ayes. all four of us, including the coyote just stood there in a silence i can only describe as sacred or spiritual. i am an ordained roman catholic deacon, and i know a holy moment when i experience it. and then the coyote vanished back in the thicket on that contested land. i would say this wondrous incident crystallizes the vision of the developers [speaker not understood]. they have a very small piece of open land where human beings and nature can encounter each other and we're reminded there is something bigger than ourselves. it is so precious and rare because it speaks to our better nature and our higher ideals. every single open space however small has been developed on corbett and burnett. this in san f
. educated voters in san francisco want to show a leadership that we can reward leadership for good public policy that rewards and supports a department. if paid for by taxes, not -- at the expense of public service. looking to going forward to building a infrastructure of deeply committed incidents to support the department and redirect management policies back to its core purpose of stewarding resources and providing access to all parks versus select few. this is just a beginning for us. we are dedicated. we will see this through and not going anywhere. we have a primary goal. the hard work on looking at the prize in the end to give a real voice to citizens of this city. to value and listen to what they have to say to restore access to the park and access back to our parks and citizenry. >> thank you. >> richard rothman and linda cutner. >> good morning commissioners and general managers. maybe it is time for good news. my name is richard rothman. i'm a city guide at coit tower but i'm speaking for myself today. i want to thank the general manager for what is going on at coit tower. when
sending service and dedication to the citizens of san francisco. what you saw displayed is the dedication that the advocates have in san francisco and the support and love that they provide to each other. we are a model. setting an example of how people of different creeds can work together. and really appreciate that experience. i'm glad i did not move the agenda forward. >> with any of the councilmembers like to take a moment and make any comments? carla? >> i will go after denise. >> denise? >> what can i say. what can i share with the audience today? asked ross said eloquently, you have been a friend, and mentor, and you have taught all the something special. i remember our long conversations at the end of the evening, on different types of disability advocacy. i remember your advice and counsel, and input on some of those issues when i had challenges. there is not enough words that i can possibly say to illustrate my respect. the abilities that you have, and the advocacy. you hit the ground running. you will be missed. when i looked to my right -- no offen
circles in san francisco. i have been programming this reading series for nine years. and i still have a huge list on my computer of people i need to carry into this. >> the supportive audience has allowed michele to try new experiment this year, the radar book club. a deep explorationer of a single work. after the talk, she bounces on stage to jump-start the q&a. less charlie rose and more carson daly. >> san francisco is consistently ranked as one of the most literate cities in the united states. multiple reading events are happening every night of the year, competing against a big names like city arts and lectures. radar was voted the winner of these san francisco contest. after two decades of working for free, michelle is able to make radar her full-time job. >> i am a right to myself, but i feel like my work in this world is eagerly to bring writers together and to produce literary events. if i was only doing my own work, i would not be happy. it is, like throwing a party or a dinner party. i can match that person with that person. it is really fun for me. it is nerve wracking dur
. i rent a room in san francisco for the last 7 years. i have a master tenant, we share the flat, they want me out. they have harassed me continuously the last two years, vandalizing my property, my bicycle repeatedly. i get no protection from the police department, san francisco rent board, gone through the mediation process unsuccessfully, they offered a thousand dollars and that wasn't, seemed like that wasn't significant at the time. now they have -- arbitration hearing didn't amount to anything. when they were able to obtain a tro, a restraining order against me on trumped-up charges, all lies, they then violated that restraining order themselves and had me sent to jail. i'm telling you perfect example, they sent me to jail for no reason at all. no reason. but now due to that fact they have now more legal grounds to evict me and that's where i'm standing right now. so i'm just telling you that this is a legitimate fight and, you know, they have property, they own many houses and they choose to harass me to get me out so that they can, if they were to go anywhere else, j
ever had before. [ applause ] fp >> and we are sending a strong message that san francisco families are welcome and we want you to stay. >> this park is open. ♪ >> good morning, everyone. just to make sure you know, we're in an international room and i can't think of a more international group of people standing behind me, the work force of our bay area, san francisco, and oakland and others. want to thank everybody for coming here this morning. you know, we have another announcement to make, but it's consistent with the efforts that are being made by the warriors management to work with all of us in the city and to really adapt to the kinds of things that we've all shown as the values of our city. it is so important ause i remin people, this is a private investment of hundreds of millions of dollars. did i say 5 last week? [laughter] >> i think rick is reminding me it might be north of that a lot more. but what it means, what it means to all of us that are not always on top of all the fiscal things that we have, it means a lot of jobs. and this is so important to all of us, is jo
commission corporation versus?áh cgc-is 1-51387, san francisco superior court pursuant to which the district will acquire fee title to the subject property in september 2013, along withdh249 certain overdue management fees totaling approximately 150,000 in exchange for which district is dismissing its counterclaims in action with prejudice. the board of education by a vote of 4 ayes and three absences, wynns maufas and yee approve the the contract for one program administrator. item u, other informational items posted in the agenda is a staff report on informational notice of classified personnel trackses, and item v, adjourn. meeting adjourned. ú the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the san francisco transbay joint powers occurring november 19, 2012 will begin shortly. >> good morning and welcome to the special transbay point powers authority board of directors meeting. today amonday, november 19th, and could we please take roll call? >> sure, i will note for the record that director harper is joining as ortiz's alternate. and with that, director harper? >> here. >> lloyd. here. >>
in spanish]. >> will you help me learn more? ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's history dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the center was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities, including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong, and arts and crafts. >> use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16th, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits o
in san francisco at that time, you were getting evicted from your stable, which was being managed by recreation and parks department and the commission here. you were told that you were going to get your facilities modernized. your stalls enlarged. that was ten years ago. you are sitting there asking me to have respect for september 11th? what if you owned a horses in san francisco september 11th, 2001. your tone would be a bit different, mr. buell. you seem to have total contempt for this city, the people that live in it. especially people that have recreational activities in it. yes, you, my friend, are the person with the character flaw. you, my friend, are the person with lack of respect. you, my friend, are the abs salute epitome of what is wrong with this country. yes, my friend, when people have served the city and county of san francisco and their country in any capacity to get booted out at that time is unforgivable. there is nothing that you can say or do that will ever undo the gross cultural damage this recreation park department and commission achieved. absolutely unf
and restaurant city and is other industry the in san francisco each other over the three-day festival and during the -- golden gate park and expend to the locally operate businesses whether on urban street and sunset or in the richmond district this hires over 4,000 employees for the event and it's responsible for creating sixy full-time positions in san francisco and so i urge your support this extension represents a tremendous benefit to our recreation and parks and to our city and i urge your support. >> colleaguing any further discussion? >>> can we take this same house same call without objection this resident luxe is adopted. >> item 24. >> regarding amendments to junk dealer and gatherer permanent process. >> supervisor cohen. >>> yes, thank you very much thank you colleagues for hearing this item today this legislation is a result of over i six months of work between my department and the police department and in order to better regulate junk dealers and after a number of severe public safety incidents involving metal feeds p g and e utility towers and pulling of towers and f
'm joe from san francisco travel and i would like to add my commends about mob macintosh and what he has done for pier 39 and i'll not going to sing but offer to share sparkling wine with him after this ameliorating. bob has made pier 39 one of the main attractionings for san francisco. he has given to board and san francisco a better place to live and visit and we have had some great memories from working with bottom from hosting international powwow and to the improvement of the district and renovation of the mass cone knee they are and so on a behalf of the travel industry it's been a pleasure working bob he is a photographic guy we are glad he is not leaving town and bob thank you for everything. (applause). . >> good afternoon commissioners my name is keiven with the hotel counsel of san francisco and i wanted to speak and thank bob for quite a few thing but i'll make it brief when i start to work with the community benefit district on fisherman's whof and he was so conclusive to the point and said, we have an extra ticket to the luncheon would you be able to go and i was like a
and happy new year. >>. >> good afternoon well dominate to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting tuesday december 12. please call row. supervisor advocate lows president chew, supervisor chu supervisor cohen, supervisor elsburnd present. supervisor fair and impartially present. supervisor kim-absenility. supervisor mar. mar present. supervisor a walky present. supervisor wiener present. >> ladies and gentlemen please join us in the pledge of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >>> colleagues we have board meeting minutes from october 23, november twired and could i a motion to approve those minutes. motion by campus and seconded by advocate lows and those minutes are approved. and if you could read our two parliament special order. >> the first item of business between the board of supervisors this week representing district will he and 11 the mayor may address the board initially for five minute
, they want to sell their wares and this city and county of san francisco who should be helping our veterans, i am requesting the gentleman to accommodate the veterans. if he does not then i will take it to the highest level. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> (singing) ain't no valley high, ain't no valley low, ain't no space wide enough can stop us. if you need an artist we'll find a space for you, you don't need to worry, ain't no city space wide enough, ain't no city space low enough can keep me from spaces to you, remember the day you made a space, you made so free and i know i thanked you for what you did and i know now that i'm glad and make it better, don't make it sad. and there are spaces i remember all my life i got an artist space and these spaces have some meaning and now it's up to you too. >> thank you, walter. next speaker. >> good afternoon, i'm donna figarota with the union square business district. i just wanted to talk a little bit about the background for this project. it grew out of a larger vision for hallidie plaza that was developed by the bid s
with san francisco unified school district, as well as integrating veterans pre-orientation programs there. as well as the sf state university veterans club to generate internship paths into construction employers like webcor, turner, dbs and other employers. we can start with the transbay project and then move forward from there. so it's kind of a multi-pronged approach and still a work in progress. working with the unions, as well as the building trades to make sure that we have got them all aligned and identifying existing veterans in the union first, followed by any possible new-hires and beating the bushs to make sure that we get veterans integrated. kind of a lot to swallow, but i have a handout that outlines everything that we have done to-date. webcor obayashi has hired nine direct hire positions within our company. turner at the recent u.s. hornet career fair hired one and i think the key is developing the one-on-one relationships with the sourcing agencies to find the veterans that are out there and get them into internships or apprenticeship programs so they can be hired. so t
's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit good morning and welcome to the local agency formation commission as a joint meeting with the public utilities commission. my name is chair avalos, john avalos chair of the lafco. i am joined by other lafco members, commissioner olague and commissioner pimentel. this is a joint committee so i will pass on the mic on our chair from the public utilities commission. >> yes, art torres member of puc and other members. thank you very much for being here. we make a very legionary and strong quorum on this rainy day. >> okay. >> and of course our general manager is here as well, har an kelly and the staff of the puc. >> thank you. i want to thank sfgtv for their work broadcasting this meeting, and madam clerk if you could chair with us your announcements. >> please make sure to silence all electronic devices. speaker cards and any documents should be submitted to the clerk. >> okay. do you want to call the roll? you call the roll on puc. >>
. this one is for the world savvy and their work supporting students and staff at the san francisco unified school district, [pr-ebts/]ed by commissioner mendoza. >> so moved. >> second. >> reading of the resolution by commissioner mendoza. >> thank you president yee. so this evening i would like to honor world savvy and their work supporting students and staff at the san francisco unified school district. where since 2002 world savy has delivered youth engagement programs for global compentecy through project-based learning, collaborative problem-solvinging and experiential and service learning and international exchange. all of world savvy's youth engagement programs include coaching for partner educators whereas the world savvy program brings u.s. participants abroad for a cross-cultural exchange. these schiansing unite u.s. students and educators with residents of host countries to explore one another's culture and critical global issues such as climate change food security. additionally, the program is provided at no cost to the participants and is funded by the world savvy and u.s
10.5, authorizing the director to execute a termination agreement with the city of san francisco downtown parking corporation for the fifth & mission garage, and execute agreements with vendors, consultants, and commercial tenants. directors, in addition to a member of the public wishing to address you, staff also requested that the item be severed. they would request that you amend the resolution to add language to -- one of the result clauses that would state -- it would add the following language. on term substantially similar to the enclosed agreement. so, the further resolve clause would read the san francisco transportation authorizes the director to execute a termination agreement with the san francisco downtown parking [speaker not understood] insert language, on terms substantially similar to the enclosed agreement: and execute agreement with vendors, consultants and commercial tenants, et cetera, et cetera. >> is there a member of the public who wishes to zvictiontion about this? -- to speak about this? >> yes, david con. >> good afternoon. >>> i've dadev kahn, [speaker
. we work hard. i am a fourth-generation san francisco. i'm taking cantonese and mandarin classes to reach out. i hope that for members of the community this was an enlightening experience to learn more. i thank everyone for participating, and the organizational aspects by the respective staff. >> vice president marshall: i like when the commission joins meetings, some more than others. there is more of a nexus. we should do it again. much sooner than never. and that we stay on top of this. there are times when just because things happen, there is a focus on it. partly what is happening the city and elsewhere, it will stay on this, reconvene, we can really do something about not only domestic violence but the triage that we have been talking about. a bit strong support that and i know my fellow commissioners would also. >> is there anything further? we would like to adjourn in honor of -- >> i defer to commissioner -- >> if you allow me a personal moment to adjourn in memory of my mother-in-law. is rather appropriate because she was the mother of the san francisco pol
blood and global warming is real and emergency and a crisis. san francisco is the kind of city of the tail that wags the dog. we can create a policy that matches the german policy of creating jobs, cash flow in this town. the only state that has done it so far is verment and gainsville florida you need somebody here who is a critic of cca, not somebody in house and along with the shell game because it inevitably going to fail. if you don't have somebody speaking that understands the policy how it inevitably will fail, must fail. it's designed to fail. if you don't have somebody that understands that concept in the position then you're just going to be walking down the road to inevitably throwing money at a policy that will fail, so would urge when looking for somebody ask them questions about what policy they understand because most people in this town, and the media do not know that germany is approaching 100% renewable energy and there is already a nation that is 100% solar and the cca plan is just failure. designed to fail, so if you're not aware of that, if you never h
the school kids in san francisco. don't tolerate bullying, even in the city and county of san francisco, ie the mayor's office doing all the bullying. the kids will remember her, that's how she will go down in her crowning achievement in my humble opinion. ide like to make it a matter of record in my opinion this board of supervisors has neglected three obvious items i've mentioned in the past. we'll see what happens next year. number one, child pornography. number two, the sex slave trade passing through san francisco. and obviously, number three, my number one project, the controversial death of a dead gay man who used to work at san francisco general in 1999, and so far nobody, and i mean nobody, is willing to even discuss his death. i guess when you're gay and you have no voice, then you're expendable. it's kind of interesting that the city of san francisco has been bypassed by the state of washington in regards to gay and related activities. so maybe that's a sign to san francisco that maybe the curse of joe -- is beginning to take its toll. the last thing i would like to say is that t
in san francisco for 60 years. i'm not taking an official position on this ordinance but i would like to take this opportunity to question whether the gay community in supporting this ordinance has even discussed the subject of a dead gay man who died in 1999. i think the time used for this discussion on this ordinance would have been better used to find out why this gay man, who was a city employee at san francisco general hospital, and he worked side by side with me, why the city has actively in my opinion blunted any inquiry into his death. and i would urge that the owners of this bar do the public service by asking why any supervisor for this district so far has refuetzd to step forward and ask what happened to joseph malison, why was this gay man in my opinion bullied and forced to die a gruesome death while a city employee. it's been 13 years and some people i know down in new orleans said that there's such a thing as a curse and maybe the curse of joe might be one of the reasons why the gay community has not been flourishing during the last 13 years. thank you. >> next speak
the least of this, or how is it handled? >> commissioner, it's been the policy of the san francisco police department since the sanctuary city ordinance was passed over 30 years ago, before i became a police officer, it isn't just something we need to train to. it's always know. i can assure anyone watching on tv at this commission, san francisco is a sanctuary city. we are here to help regardless of your country of origin or language. we are working hard as you can tell to figure out the language. chief beal spoke about me doing those interviews. i don't speak korean and chinese. we do spanish radio once a month, speak with marcos gutierrez about whatever they want to talk about; sanctuary city has come up more than once. it is not a training issue for us. it is department policy. it is city law. it is what we have been raised on. >> does the department have the authority to control that information within its own database so it is and shared with the federal authorities? >> what information is that? >> my understanding is there is no opt in and out. maybe commissioner
< this evening, and the san francisco neighborhood theater foundation is recognizing 100 years of the boat theater. that's that theater on sacramento street, right at presidio avenue. but they're celebrating 100 years of one of our incredible neighborhood theaters. but the neighborhood theater foundation also runs the balboa theater in my district and outer richmond. the babble theater is holding on saturday balboa theater day, it's a family friendly event with face painting, cartoons and they're showing the film rise of the guardian. they're also showing i believe life of pi is showing there as well, a great movie, the amazing film as well. also, i will be there at the theater, at noon, where we will be watching restroomin rememberd at the beach, history of the the richmond district. it features many historical photographs and testimony of people who remember playland at the beach. following that movie is the second film called sutros the palace at land's end with the sutro path area also that used to house the large indoor swimming pools and beloved sounding attractions like the mechanic
between -- development inc. and the san francisco port commission. >> president chiu: same house, same call, this resolution is adopted. >> the clerk: item 24 resolution approving third amendment between department of public health and medimpact contract to 17.5 million. >> president chiu: same house, same call, this resolution is adopted(c) item 25 resolution approving with new flyer of america to purchase low floor diesel hybrid buses and total contract amount of approximately 48.6 million. >> president chiu: same house, same call, this resolution is adopted. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 26, resolution retroactively authorizing recreation and park department to accept and expend a grant not to exceed 280,000 from the san francisco parks alliance towards seven community projects funded with community opportunity fund dollars for the period of may 1, 2012 through jan 1, 2013. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. >> clerk calvillo: item 27, resolution determining that the issuance of a type 42 on sale beer and wine public premises license for -- ll
was a 27 year member of the san francisco police departmenth9f rising to the level of inspector. he then in his adopted home of daly city joined the daly city city council, served there for 10 years serving as mayor for two years. he then stepped up to the san matillo county board of supervisors and served on that board for 12 years. in his collective 10 year at both daly city city council and county board of supervisors he served on a variety of regional agencies, mtc, caltrain, bay area management district you name it, he probably served on it. what i got to know him well on was transportation issues. when i had the pleasure of serving at the caltran board where supervisor cohen is now, you
-- introduced on monday to strengthen california's response to this. we are living in san francisco where things are not quite as bad. you can speak to anyone no matter where they are on the continuum of immigration reform about the chilling effect of domestic violence survivors and families, and why the federal initiative is dangerous. >> that is not what i was appear for; i wanted to talk about how honored i have been to be here for two years as part of the language workgroup; access to criminal justice, community day services, justice, safety. it is homicide prevention. as we know from many homicides that we work with families, we have done court watches over the years, and the tragedies that we have seen, language access makes a difference. the trust and logistics of those languages being available has been a real honor. i cannot thank chief -- and deputy chief -- and deputy chief beal, and the two language officers have been so helpful. language liaison henry hocht came out to a community domestic violence meeting. he came, handed out his phone number, everybody got to
]. i'm a san francisco state environmental studies major and i also live in district 1. san francisco's precautionary principle resolution states that the city has an obligation to consider a full range of alternatives. the recreation and parks department's failure to consider [speaker not understood] all alternatives to the sharp park golf course reenvironment plan violation of san francisco's precautionary principle resolution. buried on page 527 of the last page of the draft e-i-r, it is stated that the registration alternatives were rejected because they were not compatible with the existing and planned 18-hole layout of the historic golf course. the recommended management actions for the sharp park in the draft e-i-r do not refer to a planned 18-hole layout. how can a restoration alternative be rejected and play 18 holes of golf when the holes are not assessed in the draft e-i-r? the assessment of the current 18 holes of golf is that one of the main reasons why the sharp park golf course redevelopment plan was to be separated and [speaker not understood] independently of the sign
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